Top 10 Hindu Editorials 2017 with Meanings (Pdf Download)

Top 10 Hindu Editorials 2017 with Meanings (Pdf Download)

Top 10 Hindu Editorials 2017 with Meanings (Pdf Download),the HINDU News Paper has picked the Top 10 Best and Most-read editorials of 2017 comprising best national and international events happened in the year. Obviously these articles consist of very large vocabulary. So here we are giving you the meanings of these top 10 editorials. You can download the pdf version of these editorials from below link. Happy Reading 🙂

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : “The new President, Ram Nath Kovind
  • Discretionary – based on someone’s judgment of a particular situation rather than on a set of rules
  • Safeguarding – to protect something or someone from being harmed or having problems
  • Constitution – a set of basic laws or principles for a country that describe the rights and duties of its citizens and the way in which it is governed
  • Democracy – a system of government in which people vote in elections to choose the people who will govern them
  • Predecessor – the person who had a job or official position before someone else
  • Stint – a period of time spent doing something 
  • Arguably – used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree
  • Preparatory – done as preparation for something else
  • Invoke – to use a law or rule in order to achieve something
  • Varying – not all the same
  • Decline – to say politely that you will not accept something or do something
  • Ascertain – to find out something
  • Abuse – the use of something in a bad, dishonest, or harmful way
  • Monitor – to regularly check something or watch someone in order to find out what is happening
  • Contentious – causing disagreement between people or groups
  • Counsel –  to give someone advice about what to do in a particular situation
  • Pledge – to promise seriously and publicly to do something
  • Signifying – to be a sign or symbol of something
  • Garner – to collect or obtain a large amount of something useful or important
  • Affiliate – to be officially connected with a larger organization or group
  • Substantially – by a large amount or degree
  • Vindicate – to prove that someone is right, or that something they said, did, or decided was right, especially when most people believed they were
  • Strategic – carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal, especially in war, business, or politics
  • Neutral – not supporting a particular team in a game or competition
  • Consensus – agreement among all the people involved
  • Agenda – a plan or aim that is kept secret
  • Distinguish – to recognize the differences between things
  • Convention – a way of behaving that is generally accepted as being normal and right
  • Conceive – to think of something such as a new idea, plan, or design
  • Ceremonial post – a ceremonial post exists for traditional reasons, and the person who has it does not have much power
  • Unthinking – used about something that you do without thinking that it might be wrong or stupid
  • Overzealous – doing something so much that it causes problems
  • Interventionist – often becoming involved, either in the problems of another country, or in the economy of one’s own country
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : “Target Section 377: On decriminalising gay sex
  • Decriminalising –  to change the law so that something that was illegal becomes legal
  • Gay – sexually attracted to people of the same sex (This word is mainly used about men)
  • Consensual – agreed to by all the people involved
  • Flagrant – done in an obvious way that shows you do not care if you break rules or offend people
  • Undo – to remove the good or bad effects of an action
  • Upheld – if a court of law upholds something such as a claim, it says that it is correct
  • Retrograde – returning to a condition or situation that is worse than the present one
  • Verdict –  an official judgment made in a court
  • Strident – holding firm opinions or beliefs and tending to express them frequently, in a way that offends some people
  • Explicit – said or explained in an extremely clear way, so that you cannot doubt what is meant
  • Privacy – the freedom to do things without other people watching you or knowing what you are doing 
  • Fundamental right – basic human freedom that every Indian citizen has
  • Inherent – an inherent quality is a basic or essential feature that gives something its character
  • Dignity – respect that other people have for you or that you have for yourself
  • Observe – to make a written or spoken comment about someone or something
  • Rationale – the set of reasons that something such as a plan or belief is based on
  • Flawed – spoiled by something such as a fault or mark, or lacking something
  • Unsustainable –  not capable of continuing at the same rate or level
  • LGBT – lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender
  • Doctrine – a set of principles or beliefs, especially religious or political ones
  • So-called – used for showing that you think a word used for describing someone or something is not suitable
  • Bench – the position of being a judge in a court of law
  • Disdainful – the feeling of not liking someone or something and thinking that they do not deserve your interest or respect
  • Astounding – extremely surprising or shocking
  • Minuscule – extremely small in size or amount
  • Discredit – to harm someone’s reputation
  • Unreasonable – not fair
  • Uncharacteristic – not typical of someone’s usual behaviour or performance, and therefore surprising
  • Reticence – unwilling to speak about your thoughts or feelings
  • Contrary to something – used for emphasizing that something is true, even though it is opposite to what other people say or believe
  • Evolution –  the way in which something gradually changes and develops
  • Jurisprudence – the system of laws that exists in a particular place or that affects a particular area of activity
  • Dilute –  to make something less strong or effective
  • Enunciation – to express and explain a plan or principle clearly or formally
  • Sexual orientation –  the state of having sexual relationships with people of one sex rather than the other
  • Transgender – relating to people whose sexual identity does not match traditionally accepted male and female genders
  • Insignificant – not large or important enough to be worth considering
  • Entitled – believing oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment
  • Minuscule – extremely small in size or amount
  • Harassment – annoying or unpleasant behaviour towards someone that takes place regularly
  • Abuse – cruel, violent, or unfair treatment, especially of someone who does not have the power to prevent it
  • Significantly –  by a large amount, or in a way that is easily noticeable
  • Discrimination – unfair treatment of someone because of their religion, race, or other personal features
  • Commending –  to praise someone or something formally or publicly
  • Inalienable – an inalienable right cannot be taken away from you or given to someone else
  • Relatable – if something or something is relatable, you can understand them and feel connected to them
  • Irrespective – without considering; not needing to allow for
  • Demonetisation – to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Curb –  to control or limit something that is harmful
  • Professed – used for describing something that you claim to be true but that is possibly false
  • Legal tender – the money that is officially used in a country
  • Unequivocal – clear, definite, and without doubt
  • Assert  – to speak or behave in a firm, confident way
  • Hoard – to get and keep a large amount of something because it might be valuable or useful later
  • Punitive – relating to or causing punishment or great difficulty
  • Windfall – an amount of money that you get when you are not expecting it, especially a large amount
  • Scrap – to decide not to continue with something
  • Liability – legal responsibility for causing damage or injury, or for paying something
  • Dividend – a share of the profits 
  • Extinguish – to stop a feeling or idea from continuing to exist
  • Piffling – small and not important
  • Confiscation – the action of taking or seizing someone’s property with authority
  • Disingenuous – not really honest or sincere, and only pretending to be
  • Rationale – the set of reasons that something such as a plan or belief is based on
  • Stop-go – happening or developing in a way that is not continuous
  • In the wake of something – happening after an event or as a result of it
  • Fathom – to understand someone or why someone acts as they do
  • For instance – for exmaple
  • Amnesty – a situation in which a government agrees not to punish, or to no longer punish, people who have committed a particular crime
  • Dissuade – to persuade someone not to do something
  • Spin-off – something good that happens unexpectedly as a result of something else
  • Arguably – used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree
  • Foster – to help something to develop over a period of time
  • Compliance –  the practice of obeying a law, rule, or request
  • Reliance – the state of depending on a particular person or thing
  • Launder – conceal the origins of the money obtained illegally, by transfers involving foreign banks
  • All in all – used for showing that you are considering every aspect of something
  • Bestow – to give something (valuable)
  • Step back – to stop for a moment in order to consider something
  • Sustained – continuing at the same level or rate for a long time
  • Stand-off – a disagreement or fight in which neither opponent can do anything to win or achieve their aim
  • By all accounts – according to what people say
  • Unprecedented – never having happened or existed before
  • Counsel – to give someone advice about what to do in a particular situation
  • Negotiation – formal discussions in which people or groups try to reach an agreement, especially in a business or political situation 
  • Liberation – freedom and independence
  • Preserv – to keep something as it is
  • Pilgrim – someone who travels to a holy place that is important in their religion
  • Coincidence – a situation in which separate things happen by chance at the same time or in the same way
  • Bilateral – involving two groups or countries
  • Warmth – a kind and friendly quality in someone or something
  • Obviously – in a way that is clear for almost anyone to see or understand
  • Misleading -intended to make someone believe something that is incorrect or not true
  • Deteriorate – to become worse
  • Setback – a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
  • Sovereignty – the right to rule a country
  • Spurn – to refuse to accept something, do something, or deal with something
  • Maritime – involving ships or the business of moving people and goods in ships
  • Uptick – a small increase
  • Rhetoric – a style of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people
  • Address – to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Dialogue – formal talks between opposing countries, political groups, etc
  • Defusing – to make a difficult or dangerous situation calmer by reducing or removing its cause
  • Precondition – something that must happen or be true before it is possible for something else to happen
  • Apart from – except for or not considering
  • Status quo – the present situation
  • Treaty – a written agreement between two or more countries, formally approved and signed by their leaders
  • Face-off – if people or groups face off, they compete or fight with each other
  • Sovereignty – the power of a country to control its own government
  • Exemplary – very good and suitable
  • Escalation – the process of becoming greater or more serious, or a particular situation when this happens
  • In the face of something –  despite having to deal with a difficult situation or problem
  • Aggressive – behaving in an angry and violent way towards another person
  • Barrage – the action of continuously firing large guns to protect soldiers advancing on an enemy
  • Discreet –  careful not to cause embarrassment or attract too much attention
Hindu Editorial Topic 5 : “A clear failure: On Tamil Nadu and NEET
  • Mishandle –  to deal with a situation or process badly or without enough care
  • Upgrading – to improve the quality of a service or product
  • Live down – to make people forget about something embarrassing or silly that you have done
  • Solely – involving nothing except the person or thing mentioned / only
  • Disaster – something that is annoying or a failure
  • Controversial – a controversial subject, opinion, or decision is one that people disagree about or do not approve of
  • Let down –  to make someone disappointed by not doing something that they are expecting you to do
  • Aspiring – hoping and trying to be successful at something, especially in your career
  • Beset – to cause someone difficulty or danger over a period of time 
  • Uncertainty – a nervous feeling that you have because you think bad things might happen
  • Despair – the feeling that a situation is so bad that nothing you can do will change it
  • Thrust – to push suddenly and strongly
  • Despite – used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Insulate –  to cover something in order to prevent heat, cold, noise, or electricity from passing through it
  • Concrete – practical
  • Upgrade – to improve the quality of a service or product
  • On the contrary – used for emphasizing that something is true, even though it is the opposite of something that has been said
  • Misled – to cause someone to believe something that is not true
  • Exemption – permission to ignore something such as a rule, obligation, or payment
  • Assent – official agreement to or approval of an idea, plan, or request
  • Meanwhile – at the same time
  • Obviously – in a way that is clear for almost anyone to see or understand
  • Reluctant – not willing to do something
  • Scrutiny – careful examination of someone or something
  • Desperation – the worry and anger that someone feels because they do not know how to deal with a bad situation
  • Flaw – a mistake or fault in something that makes it useless or less effective
  • Impermissible – not allowed to be done by a law or rule
  • Pertinent – relevant to something
  • Counterpart – someone or something that has the same job or purpose as another person or thing, but in a different country, time, situation, or organization
  • Apprehension – a feeling of worry or fear that something bad might happen
  • Prospect – chances of success, especially in a job or career
  • Without further ado – without any delay
Hindu Editorial Topic 6 : “ISRO sets the bar high
  • Sets the bar high – to raise / increase the standards of quality that are expected of or required for something
  • Boosted – improved / increased something
  • Reputation – the opinion that people have about how good or how bad someone or something is
  • Relying on someone/something – to depend on or trust someone or something
  • Workhorse – a machine that operates without failing for long periods, although it might not be very interesting or exciting
  • Nano – extremely small
  • Aeronautics – the science of designing, building, and operating aircraft
  • Significant – important or noticeable
  • Cement – to make something stronger
  • Key player – an important person, company, etc. in a particular area of activity 
  • Lucrative – producing a lot of money (especially of a business, job, or activity)
  • Orbital – relating to the orbit (= curved path) of an object in space:
  • Altitude – height above sea level
  • Accomplished – to finish something successfully or to achieve something
  • Ensuring – to make something certain to happen
  • Collide – (especially of moving objects) to hit something violently
  • Successive – happening one after the other without any break
  • Besides – in addition to; also
  • Payload – the amount of goods or people that a vehicle, such as a truck or aircraft, can carry
  • Integrate – combining things, people, or ideas of different types in one effective unit, group, or system
Hindu Editorial Topic 7 : “Midnight makeover: adoption of GST
  • Makeover – a set of changes intended to make a person or thing look much better
  • Road map – a plan or set of instructions that makes it easier for someone to do something
  • Regime – a system of rules that control something
  • Landmark – a major event or achievement that marks an important stage in a process and makes progress possible
  • Reform – a change that is intended to make a system work more effectively
  • Subsume – to include something in a larger group
  • Cess – a tax 
  • Unify – to bring together; combine
  • Thereby – as a result of this action
  • Compliance – the practice of obeying a law, rule
  • Investor – a person who puts money into something in order to make a profit or get an advantage
  • Mop up – to finish dealing with something
  • Exchequer – the government department responsible for a country’s financial matters
  • Incentive – something that makes you want to do something
  • Lobbying – the activity of trying to persuade someone in authority, to support laws or rules that give your organization or industry an advantage
  • Preparedness – the state of being ready for something
  • Optimal – best; most likely to bring success or advantage
  • Bureaucracy – a complicated and annoying system of rules and processes
  • Deferred – to arrange for something to happen at a later time than you had planned
  • Deduct – to take away an amount or part from a total
  • Transaction – the action or process of buying or selling something
  • Concern – a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue
  • Intermediary – someone who carries messages between people who are unwilling or unable to meet
  • Mandate – an official order to do something
  • Transition – the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another
  • Compliance – the practice of obeying a law, rule, or request
  • Vital – very important, necessary, or essential
  • Dispute – a serious disagreement, especially one between groups of people that lasts for a long time
  • Exclusion – something that is deliberately not included
  • Consumer – someone who buys and uses goods and services
  • Incidence – the number of times something happens, especially something bad
  • Stringent – stringent rules or conditions are strict and make you achieve high standards
  • Profiteering – to make large profits by charging high prices for things that people need and cannot get anywhere else
  • Clause – a part of a legal document or law that officially states that something must be done
  • Interpret – to explain the meaning of something
  • Transitory – temporary
  • Informal – relaxed and friendly
  • Demonetisation – to officially stop using particular notes or coins, or a particular currency
  • Buoyancy – the ability to be successful again after a difficult period
  • Strive to do something – to make a lot of effort to achieve something
  • Rationalise – to make an organization more effective
  • Hiccup – a small problem or a problem that causes a short delay
  • Perhaps – used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true
  • Inevitable – impossible to avoid or prevent
  • Consensus – agreement among all the people involved
  • Boycott – to not take part in an event, or to not buy or use something as a protest
Hindu Editorial Topic 8 : “Hit refresh: on the slashed GST rates
  • Slash – to reduce something by a large amount
  • Rationalise – to make a company, way of working, etc. more effective
  • Regime – a system of rules that control something
  • Impact – an effect, or an influence
  • Far-reaching – affecting a lot of people or things in an important way
  • Council –  an official group of people who have been chosen to make decisions or provide advice
  • Tweak – to make small changes in order to improve something
  • Ambit – the range within which something, especially a rule or law, is effective or has power
  • Turnover – the value of the goods and services that a company sells in a particular period of time
  • Threshold – a limit at which an arrangement changes
  • Transition – the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another
  • Spur – something that encourages someone to do something
  • Compliance –  the practice of obeying a law, rule, or request
  • Inventory – the amount of goods a shop has, or the value of them
  • Mandarin – a senior official in the government departments
  • Exchequer – the government department responsible for a country’s financial matters
  • Consensus – agreement among all the people involved
  • Bandwidth – the ability to deal with work, problems etc
  • Campaign – a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Rang truer (Ring True) – to sound true or sincere
  • Curious – strange and unusual
  • Tactfully – in a careful and cautious way
  • Degenerate – to become worse
  • Constituency – the voters in a division of a country who elect a representative to parliament
  • Transparent – open and honest, without secrets
  • Explicit – said or explained in an extremely clear way, so that you cannot doubt what is meant
  • Rationale – the set of reasons that something such as a plan or belief is based on
  • Wistful – sad and thinking about something that is impossible
  • Road Map – a plan for how to achieve something
  • Affordable – cheap enough for ordinary people to afford
  • Nudge – to make someone to do something
  • Incidence – an event, or the rate at which something happens
  • Non-communicable – that cannot be passed from one person to another
  • Diabetes – a disease in which the body cannot control the level of sugar in the blood
  • Bring up the rear – to be the last in a group
  • Laggardly – slow to do something or slow to make progress 
  • Deficiency –  a state of not having, or not having enough, of something that is needed
  • Glaring – used to say that something bad is very obvious
  • Lacunae – an empty space where something is missing
  • Initiative – a new plan or process to achieve something or solve a problem
  • Unlikely – not likely to happen
  • Abysmal – bad or low quality
  • Deploy – to move people (here doctors) to a place where they can be used when they are needed
  • Infant – a baby or a very young child
  • Mortality – the number of deaths within a particular society and within a particular period of time
  • Maternal – relating to being a mother
  • Exceed – to be greater than a number or amount, or to go past an allowed limit
  • Inevitable – certain to happen and unable to be avoided or prevented
  • Outpatient – a person who goes to a hospital for treatment, but who does not stay any nights there
  • Inpatient – a person who goes into hospital to receive medical care, and stays there one or more nights while they are being treated
  • Accountability – a situation in which someone is responsible for things that happen and can give a satisfactory reason for them
  • Regulatory – controlling
  • Accreditation – official approval, esp. in order to maintain satisfactory standards
  • Oversight – a mistake made because of a failure to notice something
  • Backdoor – relating to something that is done secretly or in a way that is not direct or honest
  • Backed – supported
  • Mandatory – something that is mandatory must be done, or is demanded by law
  • Accredited – officially recognized or approved
  • Prevailing – existing in a particular place or at a particular time
  • Asymmetry – the quality of being different or strange
  • Footing – the basic conditions in which something operates or develops
  • Robust – strong
  • Fragmented – consisting of several separate parts
  • Reconcile – to find a way in which two situations or beliefs that are opposed to each other can agree and exist together
  • Out-of-pocket – used about money that you have to spend yourself rather than having it paid for you, for example by your employer or insurance company
  • Diagnostic – used for finding out what physical or mental problem someone has
Hindu Editorial Topic 10  : “GST rates: welcome clarity, at last
  • Imposition – the introduction of something such as a new law or a new system
  • Council – a group of people elected or chosen to make decisions or give advice on a particular subject
  • Regime – a particular way of operating or organizing a business, etc
  • Speculation – ideas or discussion about why something has happened or what might happen
  • Accompany – to happen or exist while something else is happening
  • Lobby –  an organized group of people who represent a particular area of business or society and try to influence politicians
  • Rollout – rollout of proposals, laws, or information is the first time they are made known to the public 
  • Likely – probably going to happen, or probably true
  • Intent – the intention to do something
  • Predominant –  the most common or greatest in number or amount
  • Respectively – used for saying that something happens separately to each of the people or things mentioned in the order in which they were mentioned
  • Essential – completely necessary
  • Cereal – a food made from grain, for example wheat, oats, or corn, mainly eaten with milk for breakfast
  • Poultry – birds such as chickens that are used for meat or eggs
  • Significant – very large or noticeable
  • Tuck something under something – to put something in a particular place, especially in order to keep it safe or hidden
  • Cater to something – to provide people with something they want or need, especially something unusual or special
  • Apart from – in addition to someone or something
  • Varying – not all the same
  • Sin goods – goods which are harmful to society (alcohol, tobacco etc)
  • Sport utility vehicles – a high-performance four-wheel-drive vehicle
  • Compensate – to change or remove the bad result of something
  • Emerge – to become known
  • Undergo –  to experience a process of change
  • Neutral – not saying or doing anything that would encourage or help any of the groups involved in an argument
  • Possibly – likely to happen or be true, but not certain
  • Muted – not as strong or extreme as usual
  • Progressive – supporting social and political change that aims to make a system fairer
  • In contrast to – to be very different from something else
  • Prevalent – very common in a particular place or among a particular group
  • Essentially – used for emphasizing what is the most important aspect of something or fact about something
  • Disparity – a lack of equality or similarity, especially in a way that is not fair
  • Capped – to set or limit something
  • Bear the brunt of something – to receive the worst part of something that has a bad effect
  • Backdoor – secret and usually dishonest or illegal
  • Rigging – the act of organizing something in a dishonest way in order to produce a particular result
  • Discretionary – based on someone’s judgment of a particular situation rather than on a set of rules
  • Predictability – the state of knowing what something is like, when something will happen, etc
  • Do away with something – to get rid of something

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